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High Holidays

The Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) offer nothing short of the opportunity to change our lives. These ten days of reflection, renewal and repentance provide a context and container in which we can take stock of the direction of our lives, see where our habits are serving us or not serving us, and take steps to bridge the gap between our intentions and our actions.

At SAJ, we know we cannot do the holy work of transformation alone. We need a community which inspires us to go deep inside and to stretch ourselves to give beyond what we think are capable of. As the shofar blasts on Rosh HaShanah and at the end of Yom Kippur, we listen for our own individual calling, to be our best selves, to show up with our whole selves, and to recommit to tikkun olam, repair of the world. Our shared SAJ holiday customs bind our community together over these sacred days. We offer a variety of ways to connect over the holidays — we hope you will find your way into one of them!

On-Line Sanctuary Services

On-Line Sanctuary Services

“Ayeka- Where are you”? Led by Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa, the on-line Sanctuary Service is an opportunity to dig deep and to reach beyond through liturgy, poetry, sermons, and congregational reflections.

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High Holiday On-Line Services for Young Families

High Holiday On-Line Services for Young Families

Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education, ideal for children up to 7 years old and their grownup(s).

Open to all families with Young Children (ages 7 and younger)

Pre-registration required for security purposes. 

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High Holiday Teen Experience

High Holiday Teen Experience

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Contemplative High Holiday Services

Contemplative High Holiday Services

Led by Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld. This contemplative High Holiday service uses songs, readings, meditations and highlights of the liturgy to focus on the themes of the High Holidays. This year we will focus on: what are our character strengths not just our flaws; the call to make the world a better place; how can we change; and where do we find hope in these difficult times.This is a donation-based service. Registration is needed to receive the Zoom links. 

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High Holidays Registration Information

In September, we will gather together to celebrate the High Holidays. As we have reimagined our synagogue life during the pandemic, we must also reimagine High Holiday payment structures to adapt to our current situation. In place of traditional ticket purchases we are implementing a donation-based model to cover both tickets and our Yom Kippur appeal. 

Your registration for zoom links to  to the on-Line Sanctuary Service, On-Line Family Services, Contemplative High Holiday Service allows you access to all the other services as well. Please use the links below to register and make a donation.

High Holidays Schedule

Check Back for 2020 Timetable
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